McCallum Place is a nationally acclaimed eating disorder treatment center that has helped change the lives of individuals who struggle with binge-eating disorder. Proudly serving St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, McCallum Place is the premier provider of eating disorder treatment for adolescents and adults of all genders.
Binge-Eating Disorder and Treatment
Binge eating, also known as overeating, is the process of consuming large quantities of food even past the point of feeling full. Binge-eating disorder is a type of eating disorder and emotional disorder that is characterized by frequent binge eating episodes. Individuals suffering from binge-eating disorder will often feel ashamed and disgusted during or following binge-eating episodes but are unable to stop due to a loss of control. This can lead to poor self-image, guilt, and depression.
Because large quantities of food are typically consumed during binges, individuals with binge-eating disorder may be slightly overweight or suffer from severe obesity. Additionally, while individuals who suffer from binge-eating disorder will not take any extreme purging behaviors following their eating binges, like those who have bulimia would, they may attempt frequent diets in order to compensate for binge-eating behaviors and the large amount of calories consumed during binges.
At McCallum Place we offer comfortable surrounding for those suffering from binge-eating disorder. As part of the individualized treatment plan for patients diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder we offer specialized groups for those within the community. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential assessment to see if our binge-eating disorder treatment programs in St. Louis or Kansas City are right for you.
Common Symptoms of Binge-Eating Disorder (BED)
- A sense of lack of control over eating
- Keeping food to eat in secret
- Feeling embarrassed by how much you are eating
- Eating beyond hunger and fullness
Patients who have not been able to stop their eating binges with outpatient care may benefit from having more structured treatment. Restoration of a regular eating pattern is key to overcoming the symptoms of binge-eating disorder. As a person's eating binges subside, we work on developing other strategies for self-regulation. Partial hospitalization may help those who enagage in daily eating binges and who show signs of out-of-control weight gain. Patients who struggle with binge-eating behaviors may respond to treatments that target emotion regulation, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, which use cognitive reappraisal techniques, anticipation, mindfulness and exposures. In
Our treatment centers are nationally recognized for the level of quality care and positive outcomes from a variety of eating disorder treatment programs. McCallum Place has treatment centers in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas that each offer several different types of care that we specially tailor to each persons’ needs.
Because Binge Eating Disorder is often times linked with depression, anxiety and stress, our treatment programs include several different kinds of therapy that can help with feeling a better sense of control, developing better ways of communicating with others and learning how to handle stressful situations. McCallum Place is here to help you overcome binge-eating disorder, no matter your age or gender.
We work well with high-weight patients and our staff members are trained to address and alleviate weight stigma. We have bariatric furniture and scales and can address the medical complications associated with higher weight as well.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder like Binge-Eating Disorder, we can help. McCallum Place provides completely free and confidential pre-admission assessments to help you decide what type of treatment may be a good fit.
A Multifaceted Approach
While binge-eating disorder is classified as an eating disorder, this disorder is not simply a behavior problem, but it is also linked to a number of emotional issues that can both trigger and result from binge-eating behaviors. This includes depression, interpersonal problems, poor self-image, and/or self-loathing. Individuals will often feel compelled to binge as a result of emotional problems including depression or loneliness. However, they may also feel increased feelings of self-loathing, disgust, or depression as well as a reduced self-image in the aftermath of an eating binge. This is known as the cycle of binge eating, and is one reason why binge-eating disorder is so difficult to overcome.
The best treatment to stop eating binges is to follow an eating disorder treatment program that addresses the behavioral and dietary problems as well as the underlying emotional issues and behaviors that an individual has developed. McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers in St. Louis and Kansas City have specialized programming to help individuals overcome binge-eating disorder.
In addition to helping you learn about and establish healthy and balanced eating patterns, we offer psychotherapy treatment to address and overcome interpersonal issues, depression, anxiety, or other emotional problems fueling your compulsion to enage in eating binges.
The main types of psychotherapy utilized to stop binge-eating behaviors include:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy: This treatment approach will help you learn how to end your eating binges by helping learn to cope with issues that trigger binge-eating behaviors, such as negative feelings about your body or a depressed mood. It can also help give you a better sense of control over your behavior and eating patterns.
- Interpersonal Therapy: This therapy focuses on your current relationships with other people. It will evaluate and help improve how you interact with others and help you develop strategies for dealing with relationship and communication problems.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy: This therapy helps patients learn behavior skills to stop binge eating. For example, DBT will help you to tolerate stress, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others.